Saturday, August 6, 2011


Next stop around the World is India, when i think of India i imagine colors, glitters, sheer fabrics and exotic women adorned with gold jewelery.

I incorporated a henna tattoo with the words India, an Indian woman, The Taj Mahal (at night to make it more romantic), a festival elephant, and the Indian Flag hope you like.

Nicole by OPI 'One Time Lime', 'Shop Around the Clock', 'Dandy Lion', 'The Next CEO', Sephora by OPI 'Rumba Romance, OPI 'DS Mystery', 'Jade is the New Black', Orly 'Dazzle', 'Snow Cone', 
'Moonlit Madness', 'Turquoise Shatter', Essie 'Russian Roulette', 'Little Brown Dress', 'Meet me at Sunset', Milani 'Gold', 'Bijou Bronze', Sally Hansen 'Cafe Au Lait', 'Nude Now', 'Lavender Cloud'

I'm a sucker when it comes to Bollywood films. The locations in India are magnificent. I particularly enjoy watching the colorful/festive custom dresses (Gaghra Cholis) and the make-up these characters have on (Specially during the wedding ceremonies which i would love to go to one some day)

My little sister Brigitte loves everything about India (ever since she was little) i don't know if its the bold colors, or the bright gold jewelery that catches her eye; but she simply goes crazy when she sees a Hindu in her beautiful coordinated dress. Therefore Indian is at the top of my list of countries to travel too.

I don't know much about India. But in the films that I've watched the festivity that always catches my eye is 'Diwali' hope to someday be able to witness this beautiful festival in person. has the perfect explanation of what Diwali is: 

"Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'. Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People present diwali gifts to all near and dear ones. 
The exact day of the festival is decided by the position of the moon. According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya or 'no moon day' is considered as the perfect day to celebrate Diwali. This dark night comes after every fortnight and in the month of Kartik, it marks this festival of lights and diyas. As per the English calendar, the festival generally comes in the month of November and December. For all Hindu people, the festival holds an imperative meaning since the festival is reckoned with Lord Rama's victory as the King of Ayodhya after his return to the kingdom from 14 years of exile along with his wife Sita & brother Laxman after killing the demon, King Ravana. The festival is celebrated by lighting diyas and candles to drive away the darkness of Amavasya"
How intresting can't wait to go on Diwali to India and almost forget i want to visit the beautiful Taj Mahal such a beautiful story. Wonder where ill find my own Mughal emperor Shah lol.

Anyways hope you have enjoyed this trip through India check out the pictures below.

The Taj Mahal

Chittorgarh so beautiful

Festival of Lights (Diwalli)

1 comment: